I ate these for dinner…on accident…but kind of on purpose.
I have to admit something to you guys. When it come to making appetizers, I am not that great. The odd thing is I think creating appetizers are easier than creating a complete meal. I give appetizers way too much power. I over think them too much I think, which is crazy because I absolutely love appetizers. I love them because, in my mind, I think I am saving calories and making smart meal decisions by munching on appetizers because they are so small. So every mini appetizer I eat, I feel that they are only 1-10 calories and I can eat as many as I want without gaining weight. That is not the truth, I know. Especially, when it comes to these Mexican Lasagna Bites.
Have you ever seen the TV cook show called “Big Daddy”? It comes on Food Network, which is where my TV lives. Anyway, I really like him and his recipes because they are simple and comforting. That is where the inspiration for these Mexican Lasagna Bites are from. His recipe is Italian Lasagna Bites, which consists of all the necessities of your basic lasagna such as, basil, oregano, sausage, etc. When he showed the final product I was thoroughly impressed! Now mind you, I seen this episode about over a year ago and it has always stuck with me until I finally decided to make them this past weekend. I made these Lasagna Bites with Hispanic flavors and made an easy and delicious cheese sauce for dipping. I swear, I think I ate about, I don’t know, 10 of them without knowing. But remember, according to how my mind works I only consumed about 10-100 calories (we both know that isn’t the truth). These lasagna bites are fun and very delicious. What I like about this dish is that if you want to bake the Manicotti after they’ve been stuffed you can totally do that. Just pour on some enchilada sauce on top, sprinkle with Fontina cheese, and bake. See! You got two meals out of one. Enjoy!
* Recipe inspired by Big Daddy’s HousePrint